Elisa Launches Commercial 5G Network in Finland

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Finnish operator Elisa has announced the launch of commercial 5G network and has started selling 5G subscriptions. The company has started 5G services in Tampere and Tallinn. The operator is claiming to be the first operator to launch 5G services across the globe.

3GPP Completes 5G System Specifications with SA Release

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3GPP has announced the completion of the standalone (SA) Release 15, 5G specifications paving the way for 5G commercialization. Earlier in Dec. 2017, 3GPP has released the 5G NR specifications for non-standalone (NSA) operation. 

NTT DOCOMO and Huawei Test IAB with 39 GHz Band During 5G Trial

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NTT DOCOMO, Huawei IAB Trial

Huawei and NTT DOCOMO have announced the successful completion of  Integrated Access Backhaul (IAB) technology trial using the 39GHz millimeter wave (mmWave) band as part of on-going 5G tests.

Verizon Announces 5G Plan for Los Angeles, Tests LTE over CBRS Spectrum

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Verizon plans to deploy 5G technology in Los Angeles starting in the fourth quarter of 2018. Los Angeles is the second city Verizon has identified as part of its 3-5 market 5G deployment plans, first announced in November 2017. Verizon previously announced Sacramento would be a 5G city.

Nokia and SFR Conduct a 5G New Radio Call using 3.5 GHz spectrum

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Nokia and SFR have announced the successful completion of a 5G call, using the 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) system over-the-air on the 3.5GHz frequency band. The test took place on  May 3rd, 2018, at the Nokia 5G Test Network and Competence Center in Paris-Saclay, France.

AT&T Preps for 5G, Doubles LTE Speed in More Than 100 New Markets

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AT&T 5G Evolution

As part of 5G Evolution strategy, AT&T continues to evolve it's LTE network and has announced  117 new markets which will have theoretical peak speeds of up to 400 megabits per second for capable devices using  LTE Advanced features like 256 QAM, 4x4 MIMO, and 3-way carrier aggregation. 

China Unicom and Huawei to Work Together on 5G Network Slicing

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China Unicom and Huawei to partner on 5G Network Slicing

China Unicom and Huawei have signed an agreement on 5G network slicing to jointly carry out research, demonstration, and application of 5G network slicing. Network slicing is a key native capability of 5G, which can maximize the efficiency of communications networks and reduce network construction and O&M costs. 

AT&T Shares 5G Trial Progress, Reports Gigabit Speeds and 9ms Latency

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AT&T has released some ongoing 5G trial details earlier this week. The company had started enterprise 5G trial in Austin, Texas more than a year ago to explore mmWave and testing 5G equipment and later expanded 5G trials to more places in Waco, Texas, Kalamazoo, Michigan and South Bend, Indiana.

EE, Telefónica, Vodafone Win Big in Ofcom's 4G, 5G Spectrum Auction

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UK's telecom regulator Ofcom has released the outcome of the principal stage of its 4G, 5G spectrum auction. EE, Telefónica, Vodafone came out as big winners. Ofcom has been running an auction of spectrum in two frequency bands: 2.3 GHz, which is usable by current 4G mobile and 3.4 GHz, which is one of the spectrum bands earmarked for 5G.

3GPP Road to 5G Massive Internet of Things

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5G IoT

In last few years, Internet of Things (IoT) standards have evolved considerably to provide seamless convergence of the digital and the physical world. IoT allows applications, machines connected to the network to communicate among them or with servers without human intervention.

Cisco and Partners to Start 5G Trial in Rural Areas of the UK

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Cisco and it's partners aim to create a UK government funded complete end-to-end rural 5G testbed system for trials of new wireless and networking technologies, spectrum sharing, new applications and services with a focus on testing and demonstrating approaches for ensuring that 5G connectivity is accessible and affordable in hard-to-reach rural areas. 

Ofcom Begins 5G Spectrum Auction to Improve Mobile Broadband

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Ofcom has begun 5G auction for mobile broadband and future 5G services, earlier this week. Five companies are taking part in the auction to bid for available spectrum in two frequency bands.

AutoAir to Deliver a Small Cell 5G Testbed for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV)

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Airspan Networks has announced AutoAir, a 5G testbed for connected and autonomous vehicles as part UK’s £25M 5G digital strategy. The company is part of “AutoAir” consortium, a neutral host based small cell solution for transportation networks in the UK.

Huawei, NTT DOCOMO and TOBU RAILWAY Conduct 5G Field Trial In Japan

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Huawei collaborated with NTT DOCOMO and TOBU RAILWAY in 5G system trial at TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN as part of 5G Field Trials initiated by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan (MIC).

Singtel and Ericsson Launch commercial NB-IoT Network in Singapore

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Ericsson NB-IoT

Singtel in partnership with Ericsson has rolled out a nationwide commercial cellular Internet of Things (IoT) network in Singapore. This advanced mobile network technology will help accelerate the proliferation of IoT devices by offering the best coverage, power efficient and cost-effective solutions to enterprises.